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Jethro Tull

Heavy Horses: New
Shoes Edition

Moody
Blues

Marillion

ORCHESTRAL MANEUVERS, PART 2

Moody Blues: Patricia Seaton.

F

resh progressive-rock reissues continue to roll in. Forty years ago, Tull frontman
Ian Anderson responded to the
punk explosion with two folktinged releases - Songs From the
Wood and 1978's Heavy Horses.
The latter just received the 40th
anniversary treatment, with five
CDs and DVDs of stereo and 5.1
remixes from producer Steven
Wilson, unreleased tracks,
alternate mixes, hardcover book,
and an entire '78 concert from
Switzerland.
The album features perhaps
Tull's best lineup, with guitar
hero Martin Barre and late
bassist John Glascock complementing Anderson's everunderrated acoustic playing.
Listen to "One Brown Mouse,"
"No Lullaby," and "Heavy
Horses" for ample proof.
Marillion's Brave has long
been heralded as a masterpiece and, in this five-disc
limited edition, also gets the
vaunted Wilson remix. Two
CDs offer a potent 1994 Paris
concert, and a Blu-ray disc
adds high-fidelity mixes, video

documentary, and more goodies. Steve Hogarth's soaring
voice is the chief attraction
("The Great Escape" remains
a triumph), but axeman Steve
Rothery deploys dramatic
Strat solos throughout. His
echo-fueled lead on "Living
With The Big Lie" is thrilling.
Sky was an '80s instrumental band featuring legendary classical guitarist John
Williams, along with the late
Kevin Peek, who used classical fingerpicking technique
on a Gibson L5-S solidbody.
The group's studio albums
mixed Bach and Mozart with
original rock riffs and pop
melodies, all compiled here.
To hear Williams play his
Ovation nylon-string within
a loud electric band, crank
up "Vivaldi" and "Toccata."
In Sky, the virtuoso jumped
out of his comfort zone, often
with pulse-pounding results.
The late Peter Banks was
Yes' original guitarist and later
led cult acts like Flash and Empire. Anthology compiles solo
material from over 40 years,

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letting us appreciate Peter's
endless creativity and psychedelic-jazz chops (at times
sounding curiously like his
Yes successor, Steve Howe).
"The Age Of Distortion"
sports dirty whammy lines
and Hank Marvin-like twang,
while his 1997 recasting of
"Astral Traveler" as an instrumental is ingenious. As you'll
hear, Banks was an eccentric
wizard who deserved more
acclaim than he ever received.
The DVD Days of Future
Past Live captures a recent
w show, backed by a full
symphony orchestra. Justin
Hayward's boyish looks
are long gone, but his voice
sounds spot-on. The singer
delivers smart ES-335 and
Telecaster licks throughout,
as well as expert acoustic
12-string on "Nights In White
Satin" and "Question." Bassist
John Lodge is also in fine
form, singing lead on one of
their best rockers, 1968's
"Ride My See-Saw." A half
century later, the Moody Blues
aren't done yet. - Pete Prown

VINTAGE GUITAR

Brave Limited Edition

Sky

The Studio Albums,
1979-87

Peter Banks

Be Well, Be Safe, Be
Lucky...The Anthology

Moody Blues

Days of Future Past
Live DVD


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